Karate is a martial art that carries a high trauma risk. Trauma-related Swiss and European karate data are currently unavailable.

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an increasingly popular combative sport involving aggressive techniques that present substantial injury risk. We examined the incidence and types of injuries sustained in MMA fights and compared this with injuries sustained in boxing matches.

There has been no comprehensive injury report of elite-level amateur boxers in competition and training. We reviewed injuries in training and competition in the Great Britain (GB) amateur boxing squad between 2005 and 2009.

The purpose of this study was to present an epidemiological study of injuries found among South Korea’s National level Judo athletes as a foundation for future injury prevention and skill enhancement in this group.

OBJECTIVE:

To provide an updated comprehensive profile of mixed martial arts (MMAs) injuries.